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- v. Present participle of fibrillate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with fibrils; fringed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having fibrils; consisting of fibrillæ; finely fibrous in structure.
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Your friend was in a particularly serious situation as physical activity had shortened the amount of time he could remain fibrillated and be revived.
One hundred yards -- and I used to run a lot in those days, and so we went into the medical unit and the guy said: Your heart's in sinus rhythm here, your heart fibrillated.
But even while his heart fibrillated and his red face grew redder, his mind raced to come up with the appropriate Scriptural verse.
Many believe that it is produced by the growing together of the walls of the posterior part of the central canal and by the development from its ependymal cells of a septum of fibrillated tissue which separates the future funiculi graciles.
They contain oval nuclei, and the cell protoplasm is finely fibrillated.
The body of the nerve cell, known as the cyton, consists of a finely fibrillated protoplasmic material, of a reddish or yellowishbrown color, which occasionally presents patches of a deeper tint, caused by the aggregation of pigment granules at one side of the nucleus, as in the substantia nigra and locus cæruleus of the brain.
This matrix becomes fibrillated, and in it islets of calcification make their appearance, and coalescing give rise to a continuous layer of calcified material which covers each cusp and constitutes the first layer of dentin.
Its outer surface is rough and fibrillated, and adheres closely to the inner surfaces of the bones, the adhesions being most marked opposite the sutures and at the base of the skull its inner surface is smooth and lined by a layer of endothelium.
Each papilla consists of very small and closely interlacing bundles of finely fibrillated tissue, with a few elastic fibers; within this tissue is a capillary loop, and in some papillæ, especially in the palms of the hands and the fingers, there are tactile corpuscles.
When moving slowly they look much like nicely-pointed paint brushes, but when the animal is compressed they quickly become fibrillated, and then look like extremely old and worn brushes.